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A manual for the Canon Cat is here . Workshop/Repair documentation for the Canon Cat is here . The Canon Cat was a task-dedicated, desktop computer released by Canon Inc. in 1987 at a price of US$1495. On the surface it was not unlike the dedicated word processors popular in the late 1970s to early 1980s, but it was far more powerful and incorporated many unique ideas for data manipulation. The Canon Cat was primarily the creation of Jef Raskin, originator of the Macintosh project at Apple....
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Promotional video of the Leap technology of the Canon Cat
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Canon Cat Workshop Manual
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by David Alzofon, David Caulkins, Jef Raskin, Dr.Jalnes Winter
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Note: You do not have to read this manual in order to use the Cat. Use the How-to Guide, especially the blue-edged tutorial pages, to get acquainted with your Cat. Consult this manual for more information about a particular feature or command you are interested in.
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by David Alzofon, Lori Chavez, Jim Winter, David Caulkins, Terry Holmes, Minoru Taoyama, Jonathan Sand, John Bumgarner, Scott Kim.
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tForth Manual Documentation for the Programming Language of the Canon Cat by the Staff of Information Appliance, Inc.
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Essay by Jef Raskin
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The source code for the Canon Cat version 2.4.0 written in tForth.
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Canon Cat Quick Reference Card.
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by David Alzofon, Lori Chavez, Jim Winter, David Caulkins, Terry Holmes, Minoru Taoyama, Jonathan Sand, John Bumgarner, Scott Kim.
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This manual includes: an overview of how each part of the Canon Cat software works a detailed step-by-step explanation of routines and data structures a summary of routines and integers To understand the Cat software, you will also need the tForth Manual. The software was written in the programming language tForth, a version of Forth developed at Information Appliance. The software was developed on early models of the Cat itself. In the production model, the software is stored in ROM....
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by Ezra Shapiro
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Ezra Shapiro's 1987 review of the Canon Cat in BYTE magazine.
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Dr. Dobb's Journal review of the SwyftCard
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SwyftCard Manual
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SwyftCard Notes
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Snapshot of the archy source code.
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The Canon Cat Computer: Jef Raskin’s “Work Processor” In 1987 Canon USA Inc. released a new computer named the Canon Cat. This computer was targeted at low-level clerical workers such as secretaries. After six months on the market and with 20,000 units sold Canon discontinued the Cat. The Cat featured an innovative text-based user interface that did not rely upon a mouse, icons, or graphics. The key person behind the Cat was Mr. Jef Raskin, an eclectic gadgeteer, who began the design of...
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Patent for the SwyftCard
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Canon Cat Dealer Marketing Material
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Using the Canon Cat. This work is written by Brian Vito and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 3.0 United States License (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).
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Describes how to enter into the Canon Cat's internal Forth interpreter.
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Source code for the Canon Cat version 1.7.4 written in tForth ** Source code with disk breaks to deal with spaces that have replaced tabs  A0.txt  A1.txt  B0.txt  B1.txt  C0.txt  C1.txt  D0.txt ** Source code with spaces instead of tabs  A0SCODE240.txt  A1SCODE240.txt  B0SCODE240.txt  B1SCODE240.txt  C0SCODE240.txt  C1SCODE240.txt ** Must load first before loading and compiling source  TCOMPLR240.txt ** Compiled images of Cat Rev 2.40 from source  R240H0.S  R240H1.S  R240L0.S...
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tForth32 compiler, the dialect used to write the canon cat.
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Canon Cat On-Line Help
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COMPANY : Information Appliance Inc. (IAI) AREA    : Tutorial TITLE   : CANON CAT ON-LINE TUTORIAL
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Information Appliance Auction Advertisement
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SwyftCard Reference Manual
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Windows build of Archy version 1.24
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Instructions on creating a reproduction SwyftCard
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This document describes in detail the operation of the text-based portions of the humane environment. Zooming takes place within the context of the graphical representation of the text-based portion of the humane environment and is described in a separate document, SP0021. Version 60
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BYTE Magazine review of the SwyftCard
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Table of Contents I.     Cursor Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1 II.    Typing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6 III.   Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 IV.    Text Appearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 V.     Paragraph Appearance  . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 VI.    Printing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 VII.   Telecommunications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 VIII.  Disk Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29...
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SwyftCard documentation errata
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Article about the SwyftCard in A+ magazine.
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INTRODUCTION The Humane Environment (THE) comprises, among other things, a productive editor for quickly creating drafts of documents with a minimum of effort and hassle. It drastically cuts down on the number of keystrokes and mouse moves it takes to do editing tasks compared with GUI editors such as Word or AppleWorks. In this environment, mouse moves are used only when doing graphic operations such as resizing a window or working on a drawing or photo. After you've become familiar with the...
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he Humane Environment (THE) comprises, among other things, a productive editor for quickly creating drafts of documents with a minimum of effort and hassle. It drastically cuts down on the number of keystrokes and mouse moves it takes to do editing tasks compared with GUI editors such as Word or AppleWorks. In this environment, mouse moves are used only when doing graphic operations such as resizing a window or working on a drawing or photo. After you've become familiar with the Humane...
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This document describes in detail the operation of the text-based portions of the humane environment. Zooming takes place within the context of the graphical representation of the text-based portion of the humane environment and is described in a separate document, SP0021. Version 84B
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Ad for the SwyftCard
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SwyftCard Tutorial
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This document describes in detail the operation of the text-based portions of the humane environment. Zooming takes place within the context of the graphical representation of the text-based portion of the humane environment and is described in a separate document, SP0021. Version 84A
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This document describes in detail the operation of the text-based portions of the humane environment. Zooming takes place within the context of the graphical representation of the text-based portion of the humane environment and is described in a separate document, SP0021. Version77
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This document describes in detail the operation of the text-based portions of the humane environment. Zooming takes place within the context of the graphical representation of the text-based portion of the humane environment and is described in a separate document, SP0021. Version 63
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This document describes in detail the operation of the text-based portions of the humane environment. Zooming takes place within the context of the graphical representation of the text-based portion of the humane environment and is described in a separate document, SP0021. Version 50
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The Humane Environment comprises, among other things, a simple editor for quickly creating drafts of documents with a minimum of effort and hassle. It drastically cuts down on the number of keystrokes and mouse moves it takes to do editing tasks compared with GUI editors such as Word or AppleWorks. In this environment, mouse moves are used only when doing graphic operations such as resizing a window or working on a drawing or photo. After you've become familiar with the Humane Environment, it...
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This document describes in detail the operation of the text-based portions of the humane environment. Zooming takes place within the context of the graphical representation of the text-based portion of the humane environment and is described in a separate document, SP0021. Version 69
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